Governments and donors have made numerous commitments to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). In early 2008, many African Ministers signed the eThekwini declaration on sanitation, and the Sharm El-Sheikh declaration on water and sanitation.
Ministers in South Asia have held several SACOSAN conferences on sanitation, generating specific sanitation related commitments. Similarly, ministers in East Asia have attended and made sanitation and hygiene commitments at EaSan conferences.
In an international forum, ministers and donors have presented unique sector commitments at Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meetings.
Most importantly, governments have made commitments to their people, whether in national policies, manifestos, poverty reduction strategy papers, or presidential declarations.
Who is monitoring whether governments and donors are upholding WASH commitments made?
WASHwatch.org provides an online platform for monitoring commitments to WASH.
Why use WASHwatch.org?
Commitments to WASH typically require multi-sector involvement and significant financial contributions. Accessing sector specific information on WASH activities and navigating budgets to determine progress on commitments is challenging.
WASHwatch.org provides a platform for working collaboratively to bring together key bits of information to monitor commitment progress in an open and accessible format.
WASHwatch.org criteria for analyzing commitment progress are objective and transparent, and therefore, comparable across countries.
Users of WASHwatch.org can easily understand progress on WASH commitments, contribute to monitoring progress, and generate unique PDF reports of country progress to support advocacy efforts.
Join the WASHwatch.org community!
Providing an opportunity to collaborate is a main objective of WASHwatch.org. We want to hear from you! By getting involved you can make significant contributions to the field of WASH.
By sharing information and analysis, you can improve WASH monitoring.
By taking scores and information others have shared and using it in advocacy or communications, you can help hold governments accountable.
- By sharing your experience of these activities, you can help inspire civil society across the world to do the same!